Gun laws intended to protect domestic violence victims also a boon for cops

Gun laws intended to protect domestic violence victims also a boon for cops

A woman reported her threatening husband to police three times in the span of two months. Warrants were ordered for him and she was granted two iterations of a protective order during that time. Police had checked the house for him, and they knew he had a gun. The woman even enlisted the help of an off-duty police officer who lived down the street to help her as she got the locks changed on their house. But the husband returned to the house, and opened fire at the off-duty officer. The death of Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin in Prince George’s County, Maryland, in February, was just one recent example of an officer dying as a result of what multiple law enforcement experts view as one of the most dangerous situations for police: domestic disputes. Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin was killed after he went to help his neighbor during a domestic dispute, […]

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